22 Aug '17, 7am

Warship USS John S. McCain suffered a 'steering failure' near collision site, reports CNN

SINGAPORE - US warship USS John S. McCain suffered a "steering failure" as the warship was beginning its approach into the Singapore Strait, causing it to collide with a commercial tanker on Monday (Aug 21), a US Navy official told CNN. The official said it was unclear why the crew could not utilise the ship's backup steering systems to maintain control of the ship. Earlier, another US Navy official told CNN there were indications the destroyer experienced a loss of steering right before the collision, but that steering had been regained after the collision. It is not clear from the CNN report what is meant by "steering failure". Get The Straits Times newsletters in your inbox Sign Up While there was no indication the collision was intentional nor any evidence that the ship was the target of a cyberattack, investigators would not discount these possibilities, Chief of Nava...

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